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Professor Jeff ThalerPOTUS, ROTUS, SCOTUS & WOTUS meet R.E.M., Jack Black and the School of Rock

By Jeff Thaler, Visiting Professor

I won’t discuss rock bands and campaign songs (Stephen Colbert and Jack Black have done so already); rather, there has been surprisingly little law or litigation developed since the 18th century concerning the scope and limits of Executive Orders, and that is why this post may be of assistance to practitioners facing a coming deluge of POTUS Executive Orders, Proclamations, or “Guidances.”

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Community Development Law and Economic Justice

By Peter Pitegoff, Professor & Former Dean

It was a reunion, of sorts, but also a cross-generational introduction. In January 2017, law professors and practitioners assembled in San Francisco to explore community development law and economic justice, reflecting on the past several decades in the legal academy and in practice. The occasion was a formal “Discussion Group” program at the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools.

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Maine Law in the News

Reggie Parson '19Maine Law student appointed to the City of Portland’s Police Citizens Review Subcommittee

Reggie Parson, a first year student at the University of Maine School of Law, was recently appointed to the City of Portland’s Police Citizens Review Subcommittee. This committee reviews the process of police investigations of citizen complaints to ensure it is thorough, objective, fair, and timely.

Morghan Beaudoin and Matt Altieri Maine Law students awarded best brief at Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition

Maine Law students Matt Altieri ’17 and Morghan Beaudoin ’17 recently competed in the regionals of the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition. At the competition, they tied for first place in the Best Brief category and were awarded second place overall.

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